Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New York, here we come!

Last weekend, a couple of my friends and I took a well-deserved trip to New York City, the city that never sleeps, to do a little Christmas shopping and to see the fabulous Christmas displays. Since I have friends who are excited to see pictures, I posted more of them this time than usual. Photos can be enlarged.

NY skyline from New Jersey, taken from inside our tour bus on our way home. It was overcast, that is why the picture is as clear as mud! lol

Radio City Music Hall ...

The following photos were taken at Times Square, night life.

More Times Square photos ...

If you look closely, you'll notice "Lady Liberty"; but beware, if you have a picture taken with her, it will cost you $5.00! :)

This was taken from inside Columbia Circle. Those "stars" change color from blue, orange, yellow, white and red; magnifico!

Outside view of the Saks building, isn't it gorgeous? Those "snow flakes" are attached to the building.

The famous Christmas tree at Rockeffeler Center, taken at night... a little dark. I can't get closer because there were hundreds of people trying to have pictures taken. Those tiny lights that look like floating in the sky are Christmas lights wrapped around trees.

Brooks Atkinson Theatre presents, Grease!

This last picture is me (middle) and my friends in the lobby of our hotel while waiting for our tour bus on Sunday.

Our itinerary ...
Friday night, we went to a concert, courtesy of my friend's son who lives in NYC. Thank you very much, Brad! As always, you are always so gracious. The concert was presented by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center featuring Daniel Muller-Schott, who is an outstanding cellist and Angela Hewitt, an excellent pianist, both played beautiful masterpieces of gamba sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. It was enjoyable and relaxing moments...I closed my eyes and let the music took me to la-la land! :)

Saturday morning was a sightseeing tour, and when the bus stopped at Chinatown we elected to get off to shop as we like. As in the previous year, we ate at our favorite Chinese restaurant! yummy! Sometime in the afternoon and because we did a lot of walking, we treated ourselves to a foot and back massage ... ahhh, heaven, it was hard to get up! lol

Saturday night, we went to see a broadway show, Grease. One of the cast members is Ace Young (as Kenickie) who became popular because he was a finalist in 2006 singing competition, "American Idol." Ashley Spencer, who played Sandy, was also a popular finalist on the talent competition series "Grease: You're the One That I Want" on TV.

Sunday, check out time!

Hope you enjoyed looking at these photos as much as I had fun taking pictures and sharing them with you.

Wishing all of you the happiest, warmest, joyous and peaceful holiday! Merry CHRISTmas my blogosphere friends! Stay safe!


Mari said...

Wow, Times Square in NYC!!! You had fun, I can feel it. This got to be the ultimate Christmas trip you had.

Merry Christmas, gayyem!!!

REDLAN said...

talagang buhay na buhay ang ny. Grabe may bayad magpapicture kay Lady Liberty. Am pretty sure sobra kayong nag enjoy sa shopping. Nice to see you with friends. Thanks for sharing the photos!

Nance said...

Hi Mari,
We certainly did! Every year, we look forward to this trip. Pa-Christmas sa sarili, he he he

Naimbag a Paskua met kenka, gayyem!

Nance said...

Hi Red,
Oo, buhay na buhay lalo na pag Pasko, sobrang dami ng tao pero masaya. Masarap mag-shopping sa Chinatown kasi kagaya sa Divisoria na puwedeng mag-tawad...sanay tayo dyan, pero mga turista, di alam, bayad lang sila kung ano yong presyong sabihin ng tindera.

Happy Christmas, Red!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Very beautiful! Thank you for these picture, Nance. New York is one of the place that I wish to see before I die. :)
Merry Christmas to you and to the rest of the family.

dodong flores said...

Looks like NY is very much alive even during night time. the neon lights show the night life to be very much active...

ev said...

nice photos..full of life!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!:)

Dennis Villegas said...

Wow, New York, so beautiful! I'm also from New York...Cubao nga lang Lol...;-)
Merry merry Christmas to you and your loved ones Nance!

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

hello nance,

i enjoy very much , eventhough in pics, only.

how i wish to visit ny, pero yon ang big questions, kailan pa man?

one of my friends, trip nila bukas para ny, ny daw ang ganda, sabi nya, kahit ang daming snow.........at mahal.

grabe dw ang ganda.........hay hanggang wish na lang, who knows next year......lol

sigi, thanks for sharing your tour in ny.........


Vk-mahalkaayo said...

dear nance n family,

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.

Have a wonderful, joyful Christmas,
and a blissful New Year, 2009.

Bernhard, Vicki, Sascha and Kimberly Lamberz

Nance said...

Hi Grace,
Welcome to my blog! I'm pretty sure you'll see NYC someday.
Merry Christmas to you and your family too.

Hi Dodong,
Yes, NYC is very much alive, day or night...so much to do and see.
Wishing you a happy Christmas!

Nance said...

Merry Christmas to you too. Miss ko ang pasko sa atin. :)

Lol, judging from your blog, Cubao is indeed turning out to look like NYC, so much improvements since I was home many moons ago!

Glad you enjoyed the photos, kahit photos man lang makita mo ang NY. too bad di ako magaling na photographer gaya nina Dennis at Dodong, para ma-enjoy mo lalo.

salamat sa holiday wishes nyo, wishing you all too, a prosperous and healthy New Year!

sheng said...

Hi Nance, Happy Holidays! Thanks for visiting my place too. I'm glad you liked the poem I posted.

ghee said...

yesssssssssss!I always luv NY!!
I visited your other blog,Nance,i thought you were hibernating just like me,hahaha!

Nice pictures and thanx for sharing!One day,I gotta see NY too!!!

Belated Merry christmas btw :)

Joy said...

I love Manhattan! Your photos brought back wonderful memories.

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo. Happy 2009!

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